I have been tutoring all ages (4th grade through adult) for almost eight years now. I have familiarity with the IB Math and Chemistry programs having successfully tutored students at Skyline HS. I specialize in giving struggling students the skills to be successful in the classroom. By far, my favorite subjects are math and science, but I love to show the tricks for test taking for ASVAB, TEAS, MCAT, Compass / Accuplacer / WAMAP placement tests, new SAT and ACT exam. I specialize in identi... [more]
I have four children ages: 5-15 and have tutored similar ages for the past few years. From learning shapes, colors, letters and numbers to learning simple addition and subtraction, I have some experience with montessori methods using manipulatives and other objects to help teach the younger elementary school age all that they need to build on in the upper elementary ages. I also have taught 4-6th graders so I am familiar with the building approach for English / Grammar, Math, Sciences and Social Studies.
Study skills are essential for any student not only for their present academic career but also for college and work. I have been working with middle school and high school students on specific study skills, like goal setting, organization, reading comprehension, listening skills, and more since 2010. These skills are essential to success now and into college and work.
I am an accomplished vocalist who has been teaching voice lessons during the past four years. I was a vocalist with the Northwest Gospel Jazz band for 5 years. I have also been performing at weddings for the past 20 years. I do stress proper warmups and warmdowns as well as voice strengthening exercises. I also want my students to know how to read notes. In addition, we work on ear training to ensure pitch is right where it should be.
I worked for Microsoft, Safeco and PACCAR from 1994-2008. My primary role during that time was as a project manager, program manager, and project consultant for the PMO. As a part of my job, I had to create documents that outlined a project, its resource needs, risks, and managed the schedule plus the resources and issues. I understand ROI (return on investment) and have helped train many project managers, directors and senior directors in project management as well as putting technical terms (from IT) into basic business language to communicate to the customers the benefits and costs of completing a project or program. I also helped create and run a piano tuning business for my husband including doing the marketing and accounting books. I was the President of the Seattle Philharmonic board of trustees from 1993-1995 rebuilding the business side of the orchestra including writing and receiving grant monies for new programs that benefited the needy in our community.
After leaving the University of Washington with my Bachelors of Science, I decided to go back to take the MCAT test and prepare for entrance into medical school. I took the test twice and enrolled in the Kaplan prep class for the MCAT as well.
I have been using MS Outlook since 1991. As a project manager, I used this program to send email communications to my sponsors and other stakeholders on the project. I also used it to take votes for post project parties and tracking invitations to meetings. This is a powerful tool that I can help you use more of!
I love publisher for the quick newsletters, marketing pieces, and more. I have used this application since 1995. It is one of my favorites. If you need help getting it to do what you need, let me know. I can help!
As a project manager for over 12 years, MS Project was my tracking tool of choice. I could write macros, print out different reports depending on my audience and of course, use it to capture all information that I needed regarding time and budget on my project.